IGN has just added new screen shots for Lair.
Just in terms of visuals, this game looks to be intense. These shots look more polished than the last batch. Hopefully it will have excelent gameplay to back up the visuals.
All I Gotta Say is Game over.
Sony is gunna have me playing a dragon game.
if it weren't such a niche genre. It will be a technological showpiece, with a lot of eye candy, but it likely will rent more than it will sell.
It's actually one of the few PS3 exclusives (for now, anyway ;) ), that I'm actually interested in. In 3-4 years, when the PS3 is worth buying, I'll pick one up, along with this...unless it's been ported to the PC/360 by then. My wife and I loved the PS2 exclusive, Drakan: The Ancient's Gates...one of the few PS2 games we enjoyed.
Yes I agree in a way. I'm still not sure about a dragon game. But when did the lad say this would be the ps3's Gears of War...? Though I see the implications.
Also may I say you missed out on a lot of great ps2 games...
...that was my own opinion. ???
And no, I really didn't "miss out" on anything......I said there were only a few PS2 exclusive games we ENJOYED, not PLAYED. See, not everyone likes MGS, FF, Kingdom Hearts, and GoW. ;) Ico was great, but then Team Ico decided to go with the incredibly dull and repetitive SotC, rather than a sequel to Ico.
I hear what your saying and all. And in reference to that I dont think a game with Genre like this can be a "Gears of War". Its actually just a kick arse bonus. Its more the reason why I like Sony and alot of people do. They explore new Genre's instead of going for the sure shot hit with a "shooter". Shooters are awesome but after "Gears,Lost Planet,Vegas, and Graw you start getting a little sick of blasting your free time away. Thats my honest opinion ( I am not microsoft flaming at all). I will however be flamed for my next statement and I think PS3's answer for Next-Gen graphically amazing shooter will be....wait for it............ found in
Killzone 2. I just have a nitch about that game. It has every reason to be a knockout.
1. First one was a little lackluster
2. Project is extremely under raps.
3. Its a first party project (so garunteed exclusivity)
4. Its the first time I ever seen Sony keep their mouth shut about anything.
Those are the reasons I think the Killzone 2 will be sony's next-gen shooter answer to something as "Epic" (pun intended) as Gears of War.
I'm 100 percent in agreement with you.... the 360 with their plethora of shooters never makes me want to turn it on... They pump shooters out like it's going out of style...
But on to stay on topic... Dragon's are cool as hell... but dragons and games and movies have SUCKED!!!! So I don't know I'll wait for the review s on this one.
Oh really? There were many many ps2 exclusives... And thinking about it now maybe you should give Okami a go. And I've heard some amazing things about Shadow of the Colossus... It really wouldnt be in their nature to make a sequel of Ico, and I doubt they will make a sequel of Shadow. Still I think you've failed to actually to look and see the ps2 exclusives, because the xbox1 had a fraction of them...tables are turning though...
Hands down, this games i surely going to impress the entire gaming community and more. Kudos to Sony and the developers for what they're doing with Lair. It's definitely going to be a system seller.
Once the gameplay is solid it will be an amazing game.
For anyone who hasn't been following LAIR the dev's say they've still got the best level's to show...
These include an ICE and FIRE level which as you can imagine from the looks of things are going to look insane...
You mean these screen shots can get better? That is insane because they're not even showing their best yet. I can't wait. Ps3 was definitely one of my best purchases so far.
Sigh...I don't want to even post my opinion because I feel like it will be met with alot of scrutiny, but i'll go out on a limb...I don't know but like maybe it's just me but these don't impress me at all. Every picture I see now it seems like the dragons are looking worse and worse, and maybe that's just from the way the picture was taken. But if anyone remembers the picture from last March of the dragon, it looked fantastic with tons of detail and the dragons now look very untextured and bland, once again could be the way their capturing their screenshots. But I also noticed in the videos the same things as these screenshots...their really really dark. Like their so dark it's hard to distinguish things at times...Is this indicative of what the game will be like or whats going on with that? I will save my final judgement for the final game. But I really hope Sony shows something at GDC and IGN throws it in their HD theater so I can truly see what this game looks like...because I am really looking forward to this title. If anyone thinks I am being biased i'm not, you can check all my posts, I have always praised this game.
EDIT:: the more I look the better they are, I still want new video as the videos and screenshots up til now are kind of dark but one thing that is impressive is the amount of detail in picture 8 even with that many enemies on screen.
I think the darkness might be from the angle of the lighting and I don't know about you but I like the sun in the background which normally will make the main character more dark... So maybe if they throw the lighting more in front it would lighten up the draong and make him seem like he did before... but heck as I always say and will say again. I could be wrong.
I like dragon games and Thwip I totally enjoyed Drakan: The Ancient's Gates which not too many people I know played that game... I looked at Eragon but that game didn't impress me when I already knew about Lair. Lair seems to have created a better looking dragon in my opnion. So this is one of the games on my Must Have list.
As other people though... I hope the gameplay is there and it isn't a graphical beast without gameplay. I think too many games are made for pixelation freeks and not enough for I need gameplay people like me. I want to spend money on a game that has enough gameplay in it where I can't beat it in 1 weekend.
I along with pretty much everyone on here so far definitely think these screens are quite nice. Graphically these all look great. This game definitely has great potential and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what the final build brings us.
That said...I do have some major concerns about this game. first off...some of the initial previews were less than stellar regarding the actual game play. Dragon fights were much less interactive than what we all have assumed from what we have seen so far. Now that could (hopefully has) changed...but that was a major red flag for me. Additionally as I look at these screen shots I really wonder which are of actual gameplay and which are cutscene shots. I mean in lookint at #8 while impressive also really looks given the angle to be more a cutscene shot than a gameplay shot.
I guess I just want to see actual game play shown...show me how this game looks and feels in motion for more than 30 sec. Is it just fly around and shoot fire mechanics or is it deep and robust fight/fly mechanics?
Oh well...time will tell I guess. Here's hoping this one lives up to the hype.
then look at the status bar in the second picture and you can clearly see that it is in-game. and shoot, if in-game looks that good, then graphics are the least of my worries if any for this game. This game will be off the hook, and i just hope like you said, the gameplay supports the great visuals.
yeah I agree with both of you...I truly believe that the angle of the shots has something to do with the lighting as I said it could be how their capturing the screenshots. If I remember right I noticed this with GOW too...videos and screens were kind of dark, but the game is very vivid and colorful on your HDTV. I have alot of faith in this game not just for graphics but gameplay. I agree with Dlacy that I was a little worried that the previews didn't seem to be so good. Like I said I am going to definetly play the wait and see game and hope that this turns out to be as good as I thought it would be all along.
From what I can tell, it's more then just a dragon game, it's also a massive scale war game. The dragon is a nice twist to add power to your character. I can't wait for this. The graphics look amazing. The tilt control function with flying the beast should be awsome. I want to burn people. lol
Something seems to be lacking within the graphics. I'm not saying the graphics is bad(they're really great), but I can't exactly pinpoint it. My eyes just notices it.
See that's what I said, like they look good but theirs something lacking, it's weird, atleast I'm not the only one.
Maybe it's because the dragon don't carry a gun or a rocket laucher :) (just a joke)
Maybe the game don't use too much gloom effects
I don't think you're talking too much about graphics, but maybe artistic direction...? Have you watched the videos of the hairy beasts? They do real time beast hair lol...like the hair on the hairy monster in Monsters Inc...it looks amazing for real-time.
Yus it looks very BROWN at the moment...but I think they are keeping a lot back, since they have said in interviews that there are many different areas in the world - including lush green forests, ice, fire...etc...
Oh and regards to the amazing looking ocean, if your dragon flies swift and low past it the water will react...just a little thing that i find impressive.
I gonna pick this game up when its released...Along with formula 1, Lair is shaping up to be great game:)
But IGN needs to stop showing screens from October and November. =P Can't wait to see the other levels (based off the new screens from Ultima)
yea that some old ones in there too uh?
its gonna look sick as hell on that tv.
Did you get your PS3 yet? Whats your ID if you have it??
To all the PS3 owners out there, mine is KAL-EL1217. Look me up.
So probably not until the fall, unless I land some more movie soundtracks.
those screens are very cool and im not saying they look cool just because of graphics, imagine to fly on a dragon attacking helpless soldiers in battle killing them all knowing your the soul surviver o my goodness thats going to be so much fun.
bring on the war!!
Between this game and Motorstorm + the games coming out in March, Sony just gained a new customer.
Yes it really does look that good and expect to see more PS3 owners as Sony shows the goods on all the new games :) The next month's are going to be a great time so many awesome games coming out this year...
name another dragon game that looks better?
does it really matter to you complainers that the dragon's scales on his chest don't look completely like a dragon in your imaginations?
the game looks fine.if it plays well,another ps3 purchase from me.
can i get a demo?
Wish I could get this for my 360. Dragons + massive battles + gorgeous graphics + (hopefully) good gameplay = one (slightly) disappointed 360 customer. Ah well. Enjoy, PS3 owners. Guess I'll have to make do with Halo 3. :)
but my best bet is it'll never hit the mainstream because a lot of simple minded people that are gaming with their eyes half-open will never get off the fact that the game is dragon based.
i cant wait... i wanna jump off a cliff and let the wyvern swoop me up ..thats so sweet.
I am a 360 owner and have no intention of buying a PS3, but if this game plays as good as it looks then I'll start a fund. Now, when there is hype to games like this, they usually end up dissapointing, I hope this one doesn't. I fear that a major problem this game is goin to face is the camera movement. I have played too many games that would have shined but the camera just nixed the whole experience. Maybe it's just me but I just feel the hype is going to be bigger than the game unlike MGS4.
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